Officials announce a $1-million reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Christopher Dorner, the former LAPD officer wanted in the killings of three people. at a news conference Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said:
We will not tolerate this reign of terror. Our dedication to catching this killer is steadfast. This search is not a matter of ‘if.’ It’s a matter of ‘when.’ And I want Christopher Dorner to know that.
Police Chief Charlie Beck said his wife came up with the idea for a massive reward on Saturday and that it was thought to be the largest ever offered locally. Within 24 hours, the $1 million was raised from more than two dozen donors including local governments and police departments, civic organizations, businesses and individuals.
BECK: It was amazingly, amazingly easy. When we reached out to members of this community, they gave immediately.
The reason for such a large reward, the chief said, was “not about capturing a fleeing suspect, but about preventing another crime — likely another murder.”